Nathanael Greene (August 7 1742 – June 19, 1786, frequently misspelled Nathaniel) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer. Many places in the United States are named for him. Greene ... more »
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''We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.''Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), U.S. Revolutionary general. Letter, April 1781. To French ambassador to the United States Chevalier del la Luzerne, ...